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Adaptation and Expansion of Existing Bundle of Inpatient Interventions Reduces Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia at Long-Term Care Facility 7/30/2014
Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility modified and expanded an existing set of known-to-be-effective inpatient interventions for use in the long-term acute care setting, leading to a 58 percent reduction in ventilator-associated pneumonia.
Collaborative Supports Hospitals in Sharing and Implementing Best Practices, Leading to 33-Percent Decline in Urinary Tract Infections 7/30/2014
A 1-year collaborative program; in which 21 Pennsylvania hospitals set target goals for urinary tract infection prevention, developed strategies to meet these goals, and shared best practices, tools, and resources; led to a 32-percent decline in hospital-acquired urinary tract infections.
Daily, Multidisciplinary Rounds and Evidence-Based Best Practices Decrease Nosocomial Infections and Costs in the Intensive Care Unit 7/30/2014
The combination of multidisciplinary, physician-led rounds and a set of evidence-based best practices (known as "bundles") decreased nosocomial infection rates and costs in the intensive care unit.
Electronic Hand Hygiene Monitoring System Significantly Reduces Health Care–Associated Infections 7/30/2014
An electronic monitoring system confirms that providers conduct proper hand hygiene before patient contact, leading to a 61-percent decline in overall health care–associated infections and a 91-percent decline in non-Clostridium difficile infections.
Evidence-Based Bundle Increases Adherence to Recommended Practices, Leading to Fewer Central Line Infections and Lower Costs 7/30/2014
Implementation of an evidence-based bundle of interventions led to a 75 percent reduction in central line infections in four intensive care units, yielding annual cost avoidance of approximately $1 million.
QualityTools
Intensive Care Unit Daily Goals Worksheet 3/12/2014
The goal of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Daily Goals Worksheet is to reduce ICU length of stay and mortality while increasing the care team’s understanding of the daily goals for patients in the ICU.
Pressure Ulcer Clinical Tools & Resources 10/9/2013
This site provides various resources on the assessment, treatment, and prevention of pressure ulcers.
Eliminating Health Care–Associated Infections: State Policy Options 7/3/2013
The purpose of this toolkit is to provide guidance to senior policy makers on various promising ways to use legal and policy interventions as tools to implement comprehensive HAI prevention programs.
How-to Guide: Improving Hand Hygiene 4/10/2013
This how-to guide helps organizations reduce health care-associated infections, including infections due to antibiotic-resistant organisms, by improving hand hygiene practices and use of gloves among health care workers.
Essentials of Public Reporting of Health Care-Associated Infections: A Toolkit 1/30/2013
This tool kit was created to assist States and health care facilities facing legislative mandates to publicly report health care-associated infections by providing guidance on components necessary for a meaningful reporting system.

Last updated: July 30, 2014.